During the current pandemic, the use of face masks has long been a debate. Even though a lot of people have finally accepted it, others have decided to try and make a political statement with their face masks.
This video might be the most disturbing footage yet...
Over recent months, our lives have changed completely.
via: Getty ImagesThe pandemic has taken over.
However, in the past few weeks, little bits of normality have been appearing...
via: Getty ImagesWith things beginning to reopen again.
But whilst things are getting back to normal, we must still take precautions.
via: Getty ImagesThis is very important because we need to stop the spread of the virus.
In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding here in the U.S.
In some states, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask on certain occasions.
via: Getty ImagesFor example, in some retail stores like Costco, customers are required to wear one. And not to mention public transport.
Some people are choosing to wear a face-covering regardless.
via: Getty ImagesTo provide them with peace of mind.
But there are issues with face masks that many people have discovered.
via: Getty ImagesNot only are they in short supply, after most countries in the world are requiring PPE.
But the issue that many people have discovered is how uncomfortable face masks can be.
via: Getty ImagesParticularly when they are worn for a long period of time.
They can also make it hard to breathe whilst wearing.
But obviously there has been an ongoing debate as to if they actually provide enough protection.
via: Getty ImagesThe world seems to be divided on the issue, with lots of people claiming that the masks are in fact only an accessory used to control the masses.
And that's why many are refusing to wear them.
idfwpwdwfm i don’t f**k with people who don’t wear face masks— Cathy Kelley (@Cathy Kelley)1593110345.0
Many people have resorted to making their own masks.
via: Getty ImagesBoth for themselves and for essential workers, as they are not being provided with enough.
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.
via: Getty ImagesHealthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.
A lot of people have decided to take on board these expert suggestions...
via: Getty ImagesBut that doesn't mean they haven't been total a**holes about it.
One couple decided to custom design their own and the results were absolutely appalling.
via: Getty ImagesWhile shopping in Minnesota, they decided to put on their swastika masks, alerting their fellow shoppers to their racist tendencies. However, they claimed that they were not Nazis in any way, shape or form.
And thankfully, they did not get away with it.
via: YouTubePeople immediately called them out, calling them "un-American" and then even resorting to calling the police on them. They turned up and decided to hit them with a Walmart ban, which prevented them from shopping in the store.
But they didn't seem to bothered by it...
via: YouTubeInstead, they decided to tell us all how America is looking in the future if Joe Biden wins. What a weird way to make a political statement?
And Walmart released a statement about the entire fiasco too... Of course, they did.
via: YouTubeIf there's one thing they love, it's a bunch of statements and no real policies.
They said this:
via: Getty Images“What happened today at our store in Marshall, MN is unacceptable. We strive to provide a safe and comfortable shopping environment for all our customers and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in any aspect of our business."
And people's reactions were passionate, to say the least.
via: FacebookThis user had a lot to say...
Why weren't they kicked out?
via: Getty Images"We are asking everyone to wear face coverings when they enter our stores for their safety and the safety of others and it’s unfortunate that some individuals have taken this pandemic as an opportunity to create a distressing situation for customers and associates in our store."